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As summer closes and fall begins, you’re probably looking forward to the days when you can open your windows or not run your air conditioner on full blast.
Alabamians often take advantage of fall temperatures. Anything below 80 degrees often feels like a great break from the heat!
But don’t get out the pumpkin spice just yet – not until you’ve addressed any concerns about your air conditioner’s performance from over the last several hot months.
Here are a few reasons why now is the time to give your AC unit a checkup:
Temperatures are mild-to-hot, even in the off-season
Alabamians typically think of the “hot” summer season as lasting from June until August. Still, the average temperatures in Central and South Alabama can rise to the 70s and 80s, even in fall and winter months. Bottom line: we run our air conditioners much more frequently than many parts of the country.
Your comfort is affected by indoor and outdoor air quality
From smoke or secondhand smoke on the inside of your home to pollen counts on the outside, your air system goes through contaminant filtering and ensures you have high-quality air circulating through your house.
It’s likely your AC works overtime when it is running to make sure you and your family are breathing clean air.
Now is the perfect time to get in front of a professional
Many HVAC technicians are coming off a busy summer season and are much more readily available to tackle a checkup, tune-up or maintenance to your AC unit. If you like individualized, focused attention, this may be the best time of year to check on your air conditioning unit to ensure it’s working properly.
Avoid unwelcome surprises next spring
Alabamians in Auburn or Montgomery generally start using their air conditioners full-time in March or April. Getting your air conditioner serviced now will help you avoid unwelcome surprises next spring or summer when you need your AC to be at its best.
Regular HVAC maintenance keeps your family safe
If it’s been a while since a professional inspected your air conditioning unit, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as you can. HVAC maintenance is much more than ensuring the heat or air works fine when you turn either on.
It’s about protecting your family from mold or other contaminants that can affect the health of those living under your roof.
Take advantage of Smart Technology and upgrades
While it’s fairly comfortable outside, it may be the right time to invest in upgrading your home with Smart Technology. Today’s HVAC systems can be controlled with the touch of a button on your phone or tablet, and they can even help save you money or up the resale value of your home.
Checkups now will benefit you later
If you aren’t consistent with checkups year after year (or know you should be), you might benefit from our Dixie Cares Plan. As part of our whole-home maintenance system, your air conditioner and heating system will receive one tune-up each year.
This can greatly improve your equipment’s longevity and efficiency, with the peace of mind that Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, with our 112 years of experience, can provide.
Call Dixie, And It’s Done!
At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, your satisfaction is guaranteed. For plumbing, electrical, or heating and air services, our highly trained technicians will do it right the first time, on time, every time. For coupons and discounts on all the services Call Dixie has to offer, click here. To schedule a service with Call Dixie, call 334.328.3570 for Montgomery, or call 334.246.4914 for Auburn. You can also schedule an appointment online.
For emergency service and immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 service line at 334.328.3570.